At the precocious signal of spring, I see new-grown green peeping all about. And isn’t that a sweet scene, sitting on a tree root surrounded with ‘just’ the seven virtues. So understated, so immense.
‘Look there beneath that new-grown green.
She’s seated on the tree’s root, hedged about
With just the seven virtues.’ (Purgatory, Canto 32)
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Source: Dante,The Divine Comedy, trans. Clive James (New York: Liveright Publishing, 2013), p. 338